69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

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Re: 69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby Bazzas77 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:09 pm

moving on , I did a couple of hours on it this morning , started sanding around 7 am , had to stop at 9.30 ish .

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a patch of old glue that wont sand away , so I have to use a chemical on it
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found a few areas that will need patching ,


scored a nice old work bench , will come in handy when we gather enough strength to actually move it into a work position :-x , that's where it landed when we rolled it off the back of my car trailer literally !!! I can just barely lift one end .

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Re: 69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby DOC » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:04 pm

Some good glue! and nice work bench!

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Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:58 pm

well got the trailer up to the painters this morning and did the final strip of the wiring and number plate in his yard ,so that should be ready to pick up Monday ,

cut the old rusty chain off , cant have that on a fresh painted trailer can we? :-x

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no winch or jockey wheel and no side lights ,rears (main ) will come off at the yard

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moving right along , I got this squeezed in the carport now , should make lifting bodies easier,

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was going to hook it up but I lent my car to my mate and he drove off with all the gear in the back !!! so smoko time :-x

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Re: 69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby DOC » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:38 pm

How good is That! You should see what I have to work in!

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Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:26 pm

going to hook that bad boy up and see how it hangs now :-x

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Postby DOC » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:11 pm

Very funny.

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Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:59 pm

hangs kinda crooked :-x


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settled onto some heavy duty angle iron , now I can get at all the underside ,time to break out the sand paper again :cry:

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time for a bit of a tidy up before anything else

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Postby DOC » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:26 pm

I wouldn't worry much, a lot of guys have the "hangs kinda crooked" problem. :-x :-x

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Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:44 pm

girls don't mind :-x

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:27 pm

well continuing along , more sanding underneath and removing the last of the rusty mounting bracket things still left in the back .


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body is ok underneath these ,so a trial fit ,with lots of bending to get the useless things anywhere near fitting :evil:

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then onto the rear window holder mount(s) and the reinforcement on the back of storage area


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then the seat belt mounts ,that I wasn't even using with the lap belts ,but will be this time with Sir Fixalot's new belts he gave me years ago !

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:36 pm

then those little chrome eyelet things that your supposed to strap your targa tops down with , rusted absolutely solid and my drain pipes didn't have the metal cover on them ? wondering of they're meant to ? I think someone changed the rubber hose and didn't bother putting them back on , so I will get some off the wreck and use them .

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and just the collection of bits that came off today , only 3 will go back on .

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and this is as far as I got today with the sanding including the wheel arches so its all done back to that point , so I can do the rest later , time to prime it tomorrow

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Re: 69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby DOC » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:46 am

Oh do I know those rear body mounts! mine look at least that bad. I coated them up with aerosol underbody stuff.
Hoping to slow down the rusting but one day I know I need to fix them.
Yours is really looking good Mate. This is going to be one fine car when your done!

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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:34 am

I hope so Doc . I have sent these pics to Stephen King to see what he thinks of my sandpaper and die-grinder skills .




just joking Austy :-o

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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:42 am

DOC wrote:Oh do I know those rear body mounts! mine look at least that bad. I coated them up with aerosol underbody stuff.
Hoping to slow down the rusting but one day I know I need to fix them.
Yours is really looking good Mate. This is going to be one fine car when your done!



I have some of those rear mount cups on the wreck that look good Doc , I can get them off and have a better look ,then if the're good I can send them to you , you pay postage that's all . I would have tried them myself for this car but I already had the new ones here.

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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:23 pm

started priming , then ran out of paint , eventually got a full coat on and started to smooth it out ,will finish that up tomorrow,

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then start on the rest of the inside later this week-end wk) wk)

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Postby DOC » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:20 am

Bazzas77 wrote:I hope so Doc . I have sent these pics to Stephen King to see what he thinks of my sandpaper and die-grinder skills .




just joking Austy :-o

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Postby DOC » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:25 am

Bazzas77 wrote:

I have some of those rear mount cups on the wreck that look good Doc , I can get them off and have a better look ,then if the're good I can send them to you , you pay postage that's all . I would have tried them myself for this car but I already had the new ones here.

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Yes That would be good, No rush Mate, Still slowly working on my Rad Support , half hour each day on my lunch break.
Coming along slowly, Then I still need to get the rest of the engine apart, well as you know, I have a lot to do and little time.
but yes I really need to get those body mounts repaired. been bugging me for awhile.

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Postby Bazzas77 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:12 pm

I will get them off and have a look and see if there ok

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Postby DOC » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:12 pm

Sounds good, Thanks

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Postby Bazzas77 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:50 pm

Nope No good , heavy rust and mud inside and when I started chipping out the crud , a hole appeared ! rotten Doc .

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Postby DOC » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:38 pm

Oh well, Thanks for trying Mate. :o

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Re: 69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:17 pm

finished blasting and priming the last steel pieces that came off the other day , also finished the priming on the body ,

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also got the trailer back , leaving it out in the sun to bake , wont touch it until I get home from work in 2 weeks time (apart from put it in the carport before I go )


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Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:22 pm

I got some 5mm ali tread plate to run down the middle , also going to get those rims powder-coated and put new tyres on it , the rubber on there is cracked and basically cheap crap . Even the original wiring was crap so all that will be replaced with soldered joins instead of those crimpy things .

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Re: 69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby DOC » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:57 pm

Trailer is looking very good Mate, Crimpy things, called Scotch locks, Total crap!
That's why most trailers have lights that don't work!
quick and easy connections, Work great, for a couple weeks.
Then once they have sold it, the lights don't work anymore!
Trailer hitch mob's like to use them putting trailer connectors on cars as well.
Tail light guarantee, Once your tail lights are out of sight, Guarantee over!

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Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:45 pm

Yeah that's them scotch Locks , worst invention ever.

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Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:26 pm

well I got one of Geoff's top mount "bolt hole " in , do the other tomorrow and got to go and pick up rear bumpers from the chrome shop :-)

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Re: 69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby sirfixalot » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:46 am

Good write up Baz thought those seatbelts went in a car years ago.The trans tunnel belt mount I made some for a c2 & incorporated the inner rear seat mount & belt plates all in one piece. Looked much neater & was heaps more surface area

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Re: 69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:53 am

I have had your box in my spare parts room for ages , car sat without motor close to 5 years so no hurry for anything to it .

But I lost your hand drawn pic of installation , I still have the papers that go with the units so I have diagrams of bolting procedures etc. I have some trim from the 74 that had the belt mount point up there (obviously!) so I just put that on to mark the hole . The plastic piece I used to push the plate up is way to stiff , good job I have the access panel off at the #3 mount area :-) . now with one riveted on I just have to work out how to pull the plastic off , I think I used to much tape :-o at least it wont rattle if it ends up staying there !!!

I'm not sure what seats I will end up using in this car , I have sealed up most of the c4 seat holes in it .(but easy enough to re-drill if I get another set.)

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Re: 69 FRONT END WORK with BIRD CAGE REPAIR

Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:44 pm

well got both the seat belt mounts in this morning ,

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then went up and got the bumpers from the chrome shop ,on the way in bumper to bumper traffic ,we ran along side a milk tanker so,

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picked up the bumpers and eventually got home , why they call it a freeway I don't know it should be called a walkway,

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plenty of pitted areas , maybe I should have said de-chromers ,just wanted the crappy chrome off without blasting them

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so I put a heavy coat of primer on them and will finish them up when I get home , off to work in the morning .

Oh and put the trailer away to let the paint harden up for two weeks before I attempt to put it back together,

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Postby sirfixalot » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:14 pm

If you need the install instructions for belts send me an email


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